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News Archive

Welcome to the archived news page of the United Road Transport Union.

If you have any news stories that would be of interest to other URTU members, please contact the URTU newsdesk on 0161 486 2103 or contact here.


Union Reps Survey
18/9/2019
The TUC is undertaking a major piece of research into the role of union reps in the modern workforce and has launched a UK-wide survey aimed at our union reps.

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Britain at risk of slipping back to 19th century working conditions
5/9/2019
Britain risks slipping back to 19th century working conditions, warns in a new report published today.

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Union Learning Representative Stage One course
4/9/2019
Our Union is running a Union Learning Representative Stage One course from the 14 - 18 October at Ruskin College, Oxford. This course has been designed for Union Learning Representatives (ULR) to understand their role within their workplace.

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Show Racism the Red Card
3/9/2019
Each October Show Racism the Red Card holds its annual Wear Red Day.

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Union Learning Conference 2020
2/9/2019
URTU Learning will be holding its Annual Conference on the 27 March 2020 in Nottingham.

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MEP slams government secret proposals for unfair sanctions against lorry drivers to Dover
1/8/2019
John Howarth Labour MEP South East region (covering Dover) responded to claims leaked to Sky News that the Government is secretly seeking to apply draconian powers to traffic officers in Kent to road hauliers in the event of a no deal Brexit.

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Unions urge bosses to allow flexible working as temperature hits 37c
24/7/2019
With temperatures set to hit 37oC in parts of the UK this week, unions, including URTU, are calling on employers to allow flexible working and to keep workplaces cool so staff can work as comfortably - and safely - as possible.

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Report to Members 2019
16/7/2019
In accordance with Section 32A of the Act, the National Executive Committee hereby gives the following information extracted from its accounts and annual return for the year ended 31 December 2018.

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Driver CPC Warning
19/6/2019
URTU is warning professional drivers that the deadline for completing mandatory Driver CPC training for the current cycle is fast approaching. The deadline date is 9 September 2019.

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URTU Honorary Members - Please Update Your Details by 31 August 2019
18/6/2019
To ensure that your Union fulfils its data processing obligations under GDPR, your ‘personal data' must be kept up to date. We therefore need to ensure that we have current details in respect of your membership.

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